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Sexual assault report surfaces

Washington University Police are conducting an investigation into the alleged assault of a female student by a male student in a fraternity house in November 2008, according to a statement issued by the police on Monday. The alleged assault appeared in the media log of the Washington University Police Department (WUPD) over the weekend.

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SU elections move up three weeks, include nominations

In an effort to make its election process more transparent and to lengthen the transition time for next year’s executives, Student Union has moved its election dates to March 4 and 5. Last years’ elections were held on March 26 and 27. The current Student Union (SU) executives reached the decision to move elections forward […]

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The art history department: your newest fan page

Students already express their appreciation of different bands, organizations, causes or politicians on Facebook. Now, Washington University students can also become fans of the Department of Art History and Archaeology. The Department created the Facebook fan page Tuesday in order to better communicate with students both within and outside of the department. While Nancy Rubin, […]

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Warhol at Washington University

It is one of the most famous works of art at Washington University, but its not housed at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

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Juicy Campus shuts down, citing business problems

Although Juicy Campus, the Web site that has become synonymous with college gossip, may have created a buzz around Washington University, students here do not think its closure Thursday will have an effect on the campus social scene. Senior Elyse Sadow said that though many students visited the site, gossip will not stop because it […]

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Senators aim for higher profile through new Outreach Week

They have been working in the name of the student body since they were elected, but this week Student Union senators are returning to their base. Amy Heard, Chase Sackett and Greg Schweizer, all Student Union (SU) senators from Arts & Sciences, have established Senate Outreach Week—an initiative intended to have senators connect to the […]

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Gary Wihl to fill ArtSci deanship

Gary Wihl, dean of humanities at Rice University, will take over as the dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University on July 1. Wihl will replace Ralph Quatrano, who became the interim dean after Ed Macias was promoted. Macias served as dean for 15 years before becoming the University’s provost last […]

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Student assaulted, robbed on Melville

Correction Appended Below A graduate student was punched and robbed in broad daylight on Melville Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to the Washington University Police Department. The student was walking on the street at 12:30 p.m. when the four men, described as black teenagers between 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-9-inches tall, asked him for money. When the student […]

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Crowds pack DUC for Number 44

The air was electric in the Danforth University Center Tuesday morning as hundreds of students filled Tisch Commons to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama. People began to gather as early as 9 a.m., bringing breakfast and homework to safeguard seats as inaugural proceedings unfolded. By 10:45—15 minutes before Obama took his oath of […]

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Average total cost of WU to top $50k

For the first time, the average cost of Washington University’s tuition, room and board will exceed $50,000 next year, according to a University announcement. Undergraduate tuition for the 2009-2010 school year will be $37,800, an increase of $1,600—or 4.4 percent—from last year’s figure of $36,200. With an increase of four percent in room and board […]

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